Data Protection

Data Protection Overview 

The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means any data that can be used to identify you personally. For further information about data protection, please see our Privacy Policy below this text. 

Who is responsible for data collection on this website? 

This website’s data processing controller is specified in the imprint. The controller is your first contact person for legal data protection matters.  

How do we collect your data? 

Your data is collected when disclosed by you. This may be data you enter on a contact form or when subscribing to our newsletter.  

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This especially includes technical data (e.g. your Internet browser, operating system or time of accessing our website). Such data is collected automatically when you access our website. 

Analysis of your data 

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be assessed statistically. This is especially done through cookies and so-called analysis tools. Your surfing behavior is analyzed anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. You may object to or prevent such analyses by not using certain tools. For further details, please see “Third-party modules and analysis tools” in our Privacy Policy. 

What do we use your data for?  

Part of your data is collected to ensure faultless website operation.  

Other data enables us to analyze your user behavior on the internet statistically (e.g. via so-called cookies). Such analyses are performed anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. You may object to such analyses. For further details, please see “Third-party modules and analysis tools” in our Privacy Policy. 

What rights do you have concerning your data? 

You have the right to obtain free of charge information about the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to obtain rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions about personal data, you may contact us any time at the address specified in our imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.  

Is your data transmitted with encryptions? 

Yes. This website uses encryptions to prevent unauthorized access to your data. 

Privacy Policy 

I. General and mandatory information 

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with applicable data protection laws and this Privacy Policy. 

Various personal data will be collected when you use this website. Personal data means data that can be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and for which purposes we use this data. This Privacy Policy also explains how and for which purpose this is done. 

Please note that data transmissions on the internet (e.g. during email communication) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against third-party access is not possible. 

Controller  

The data processing controller on this website is specified in the imprint. The controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).  

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR) 

Where data is processed on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter e or f GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, including to profiling based on those provisions. For the legal basis of specific processing, please see this Privacy Policy. 

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 

Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. 

Withdrawing your consent to data processing  

Many data processing operations require your consent which we will obtain from you explicitly before commencing processing. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

Legally-required data protection officer 

We are required by law to appoint and have appointed a data protection officer. Our data protection officer’s name and contact details are: 

Maximilian Pothmann 
Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei  
Pothmann UG  
Bahnhofstraße 50 
D - 87435 Kempten  
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0) 831 930653 55  
Fax: +49 (0) 831 930654 99  
pothmann(at)deutsche-datenschutzkanzlei.de 

Right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority 

Visitors to our website are informed of their right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority in case of violations of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority for data protection matters is the State Data Protection Officer of the state where our company is based. For a list of data protection officers and their contact details, please see the following link (in German):  
www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html 

Right to data portability 

You have the right to have data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract transmitted to you or another controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Your data may only be transmitted directly to another controller if technically feasible.  

SSL and TLS encryption 

For security purposes and to protect transmissions of confidential content, e.g. requests you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You may recognize encrypted connections by “http://” changing to “https://” on and by the lock symbol at the end of your browser’s address bar. 

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. 

Access, restriction of processing & erasure 

Under applicable law, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data and its source, recipients and processing purposes and, if applicable, the right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions concerning personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address specified in the imprint. 

Objection to marketing emails 

We object to the use of the contact details published under imprint obligations to send us non-explicitly requested marketing and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve legal action against unsolicited marketing information, e.g. sent via spam emails. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time in compliance with legal requirements. 

II. Data collection on our website 

Cookies 

These web pages may use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies merely serve to make our online presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved on your computer and by your browser. 

You may configure your browser to inform you when cookies are saved, only permit cookies in certain cases, disable cookies in specific cases or overall and to automatically erase cookies when you close your browser. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website. 

Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically erased after your visit. Other cookies will remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. 

Cookies necessary for electronic communication or to provide certain functions you requested (e.g. shopping cart) are saved on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies for technically faultless and optimal service provision. Other stored cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are treated separately by this Privacy Policy.  

Server log files 

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This includes: 

• Browser type and browser version 

• Operating system used 

• Referrer URL 

• Hostname of the accessing computer 

• Time of server request 

• IP address 

This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data in case of specific indications of unlawful use. This data is collected on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in technically faultless and optimal website presentation—which requires the use of server log files. 

Contact form 

If you submit requests to us via our contact form, the data you enter, including your contact details, will be stored by us to process your request and for follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent. 

Data entered on the contact form will only be processed on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1) Letter a GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

Data you entered on our contact form will be stored by us until you request its erasure, or withdraw your consent to its storage or the storage purpose ceases to apply (e.g. after your inquiry has been fully processed). Legal obligations—especially storage periods—will remain unaffected.  

III. Third-party modules and analysis tools 

Google Analytics 

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. small text files saved on your computer that enable your use of our website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website will normally be transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the US.  

For further information about Google Analytics’ treatment of user data, please see Google’s Privacy Policy:  
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

Browser plugin 

You may disable cookies through your browser settings; however, please note that this may prevent you from using every function of this website to its full extent. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection and processing of data generated by the cookie on your use of our website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

Data Protection

Data Protection Overview 

The following information provides an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data means any data that can be used to identify you personally. For further information about data protection, please see our Privacy Policy below this text. 

Who is responsible for data collection on this website? 

This website’s data processing controller is specified in the imprint. The controller is your first contact person for legal data protection matters.  

How do we collect your data? 

Your data is collected when disclosed by you. This may be data you enter on a contact form or when subscribing to our newsletter.  

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This especially includes technical data (e.g. your Internet browser, operating system or time of accessing our website). Such data is collected automatically when you access our website. 

Analysis of your data 

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior may be assessed statistically. This is especially done through cookies and so-called analysis tools. Your surfing behavior is analyzed anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. You may object to or prevent such analyses by not using certain tools. For further details, please see “Third-party modules and analysis tools” in our Privacy Policy. 

What do we use your data for?  

Part of your data is collected to ensure faultless website operation.  

Other data enables us to analyze your user behavior on the internet statistically (e.g. via so-called cookies). Such analyses are performed anonymously and cannot be used to identify you. You may object to such analyses. For further details, please see “Third-party modules and analysis tools” in our Privacy Policy. 

What rights do you have concerning your data? 

You have the right to obtain free of charge information about the source, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to obtain rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions about personal data, you may contact us any time at the address specified in our imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority.  

Is your data transmitted with encryptions? 

Yes. This website uses encryptions to prevent unauthorized access to your data. 

Privacy Policy 

I. General and mandatory information 

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in compliance with applicable data protection laws and this Privacy Policy. 

Various personal data will be collected when you use this website. Personal data means data that can be used to identify you personally. This Privacy Policy explains which data we collect and for which purposes we use this data. This Privacy Policy also explains how and for which purpose this is done. 

Please note that data transmissions on the internet (e.g. during email communication) may be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against third-party access is not possible. 

Controller  

The data processing controller on this website is specified in the imprint. The controller is the natural or legal person which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses etc.).  

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Article 21 GDPR) 

Where data is processed on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter e or f GDPR, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you, including to profiling based on those provisions. For the legal basis of specific processing, please see this Privacy Policy. 

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims. 

Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. 

Withdrawing your consent to data processing  

Many data processing operations require your consent which we will obtain from you explicitly before commencing processing. You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

Legally-required data protection officer 

We are required by law to appoint and have appointed a data protection officer. Our data protection officer’s name and contact details are: 

Maximilian Pothmann 
Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei  
Pothmann UG  
Bahnhofstraße 50 
D - 87435 Kempten  
Germany 
Tel.: +49 (0) 831 930653 55  
Fax: +49 (0) 831 930654 99  
pothmann(at)deutsche-datenschutzkanzlei.de 

Right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority 

Visitors to our website are informed of their right to lodge a complaint with a competent supervisory authority in case of violations of data protection law. The competent supervisory authority for data protection matters is the State Data Protection Officer of the state where our company is based. For a list of data protection officers and their contact details, please see the following link (in German):  
www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html 

Right to data portability 

You have the right to have data we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract transmitted to you or another controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Your data may only be transmitted directly to another controller if technically feasible.  

SSL and TLS encryption 

For security purposes and to protect transmissions of confidential content, e.g. requests you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You may recognize encrypted connections by “http://” changing to “https://” on and by the lock symbol at the end of your browser’s address bar. 

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. 

Access, restriction of processing & erasure 

Under applicable law, you have the right to obtain information about your stored personal data and its source, recipients and processing purposes and, if applicable, the right to rectification, restriction of processing or erasure of this data. For this and other questions concerning personal data, you may contact us at any time at the address specified in the imprint. 

Objection to marketing emails 

We object to the use of the contact details published under imprint obligations to send us non-explicitly requested marketing and information material. The operators of this website expressly reserve legal action against unsolicited marketing information, e.g. sent via spam emails. 

Changes to this Privacy Policy 

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time in compliance with legal requirements. 

II. Data collection on our website 

Cookies 

These web pages may use so-called cookies. Cookies will not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies merely serve to make our online presence more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved on your computer and by your browser. 

You may configure your browser to inform you when cookies are saved, only permit cookies in certain cases, disable cookies in specific cases or overall and to automatically erase cookies when you close your browser. However, disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website. 

Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies” that are automatically erased after your visit. Other cookies will remain stored on your device until you erase them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit. 

Cookies necessary for electronic communication or to provide certain functions you requested (e.g. shopping cart) are saved on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in saving cookies for technically faultless and optimal service provision. Other stored cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are treated separately by this Privacy Policy.  

Server log files 

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files transmitted to us automatically by your browser. This includes: 

• Browser type and browser version 

• Operating system used 

• Referrer URL 

• Hostname of the accessing computer 

• Time of server request 

• IP address 

This data is not merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data in case of specific indications of unlawful use. This data is collected on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in technically faultless and optimal website presentation—which requires the use of server log files. 

Contact form 

If you submit requests to us via our contact form, the data you enter, including your contact details, will be stored by us to process your request and for follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent. 

Data entered on the contact form will only be processed on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1) Letter a GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. An informal email to us will suffice. Withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 

Data you entered on our contact form will be stored by us until you request its erasure, or withdraw your consent to its storage or the storage purpose ceases to apply (e.g. after your inquiry has been fully processed). Legal obligations—especially storage periods—will remain unaffected.  

III. Third-party modules and analysis tools 

Google Analytics 

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. 

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. small text files saved on your computer that enable your use of our website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website will normally be transmitted to and stored at a Google server in the US.  

For further information about Google Analytics’ treatment of user data, please see Google’s Privacy Policy:  
https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en 

Browser plugin 

You may disable cookies through your browser settings; however, please note that this may prevent you from using every function of this website to its full extent. Furthermore, you may prevent the collection and processing of data generated by the cookie on your use of our website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 

Widerspruch gegen Datenerfassung

Sie können die Erfassung Ihrer Daten durch Google Analytics verhindern, indem Sie auf folgenden Link klicken. Es wird ein Opt-Out-Cookie gesetzt, der die Erfassung Ihrer Daten bei zukünftigen Besuchen dieser Website verhindert: Google Analytics deaktivieren

Google Analytics’ Demographics and Interests  

This website uses the function “Demographics and Interests” of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be prepared about the age, sex and interests of website users. This data is obtained from interest-based ads from Google and from visitor data of third-party providers. This data cannot be used to identify specific persons. You can disable this function at any time via the display settings on your Google account or disable the collection of your data by Google Analytics by following the procedure described under “Objecting to data collection”. 

Contract data processing 

We concluded a processing agreement with Google and fully apply the strict requirements of German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. 

IP anonymization 

On this website, we use the function “Enable IP anonymization”. This causes Google to shorten your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information to assess your use of our website, compile reports about website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.  

Legal basis 

Google Analytics cookies are saved on the basis of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize the website operator’s advertising offers and ads. 

Google Web Fonts 

To display fonts uniformly, this website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser will load the necessary web fonts to your browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. This requires your browser to establish a connection to Google’s servers. This will inform Google that your IP address was used to access our website. We use Google Web Fonts in the interest of a uniform and appealing display of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Article 6(1) Letter f GDPR. 

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font of your computer will be used. 

For further information about Google Web Fonts, please see developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s Privacy Policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/ 

DocCheck 

DocCheck uses so-called “cookies”—small text files saved on the user’s browser—to make our services easier to use. The information generated by these cookies is only transmitted to DocCheck’s servers and not shared with the website operator or other third parties. Data is not transferred to states outside of the EU. 

Log data 

When you use DocCheck’s password protection, DocCheck will collect so-called log data (IP address, access date, access time, referrer URL, information about hardware and software used, e.g. browser features or device information, such as resolution) of the user based on the website of the information provider which uses “embedded” or iFrame login.  
This data is not used to draw conclusions about the user’s personal identification, but serves to ensure the correct display of the page or iFrame contents and/or the security of DocCheck services. 

Valid: October 2018 

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